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Sunrise Trailhead/Soapstone & PCT Loop, 10 miles, 2.5 pace, Elevation gain 1,000 ft.

8:45 AM start time. A State Park Pass or Golden Bear Pass is required for parking.


You must be fully COVID vaccinated to come on this hike.


Mission Valley carpool, if there is one, departs at 7:30 AM. In case no one else shows up at the carpool place, you should be prepared to drive yourself.

Today’s hike, all on trail, will start in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, cross into Cuyamaca Rancho State Park then cross back into ABDSP. At Fages Monument, we will take the California Riding & Hiking Trail to the PCT and head south on the PCT to our starting point / Sunrise Trailhead. 

Distance 10 miles with a total elevation gain of around 1000 ft. and an average moving pace of 2.5 miles per hour. The hike will leave the trailhead promptly at 8:45AM

Pack snack, lunch, and water. Forecast is 54 for the high after a low of 32. This area can be windy and there is very little shade. (Windy weather is predicted.)  Hiking poles are recommended.

Make sure that you review our information in the wilderness section of the newsletter.

Questions: Contact Info: Sherry 619-887-10055 (cell)

First time Walkabout hikers must contact the leader.

Directions (I-8 to Sunrise Hwy): From I-8 East, take the Sunrise Highway to just past Mile Marker 34. The Sunrise Trailhead staging area will be on your left. There are toilets available. Trailhead GPS: N32.97802, W116.52497